Departing from the island of Oahu, Hawaii with incredible history, stunning wildlife, and a wealth of natural beauty that only Mother Nature at her finest can provide. Our mission - Conservation through Experience -sense of place, interconnectedness, ocean stewardship and cultural sensitivity.
Holistic Whale watching, snorkeling, swimming with dolphin and turtles, our tours include the entire ecosystem - from pelagic seabirds to beaches teeming with reef fish - and the culture and traditions that formed around them.The health and safety of passengers, wildlife, and the host community are priorities. See boat tours here.
Keeping the charters at low numbers (6-10 passengers) maximizes the experience for our guests while minimizing any impact on the wildlife we encounter. We have a 99.5% success rate of wildlife sightings.
Clear water - 60 to 100 ft. visibility common (onboard viewing like a glass bottom boat!), warm (76 to 82 F) water, with snorkeling depths from 10 to 80 feet, make the adventure enjoyable for all snorkeling levels - or those staying onboard. Your in-water guides point out reef life, with our guided snorkeling you won't miss a thing!
You're not just another face in the crowd. Our charters maximize each day's experience and combine both indigenous knowledge and scientific findings with a flair for storytelling and an eye for finding wildlife. We take the time it takes, to go beyond the experience you expect..With only one charter per day per boat in the optimal morning hours, magic happens.
"Snorkeling w/ 5 people WAY WAY better than 25. Just love the intimate feel. So personalized" Kara Williams, VacationGal.com
Experience makes a difference - Oahu's only marine biologist founded and led charters add a depth of knowledge and passion - dedicated professionals with thousands of hours of water time. Trained under demanding standards, only the best are selected for "making sense" of nature's drama unfolding before you.
Guarantee? Vacation time is valuable - if you don't have time to do it right, you
definitely won't have time to do it over. Our sighting rates are 98%, You Only Live Once.
Visit our crew page to view backgrounds and accomplishments, our yacht page to view our boats, amenities, and a 360 degree virtual tour, and our tours page to find the charter that's right for you and your loved ones.
"However small the change may be, that's what we do, inspire people to experience Hawai`i differently and to become more conscious about their connection to the Earthand Ocean" ~ crew "Paulphin"
Our five-star "Best of the West" (up to six passenger) is 3.5+ hours on the water, fully guided (snorkeling and onboard), interactive, and engaging. Includes dolphin, whale, and turtle encounters with snorkel opportunities Longest average in-water time with dolphins, probably in the world. Whether swimming with dolphins orencounters with other marine species found only in Hawaii - our tours deliver.
The Deluxe Wildlife Charter (up to 10 passenger) also boasts tailored service and in-depth experiences - Become a biologist for a day, a wildlife steward forever...
Need transportation? Be green and catch TheBus, it's no more time than you would spend shuttling around Waikiki, and its coming our way anyhow!
A portion of all proceeds from our charters and edu-tainment events are contributed to the Wild Dolphin Foundation for conservation efforts, whale and dolphin photo ids taken onboard are submitted to Cascadia Research Collective for cataloging abundance and distribution.
Wild Side Consistently Ranked as a "Top Five" Best Hawaii Tour (see our press page for links to the articles below)
USA Today#1 |Ten Must Do Things in Hawaii #1| The Ultimate Hawaii Itinerary #1 | #1 of Oahu’s Top 10 Experiences | "Cruise Critics" - Editors Best Picks #2 | National Geographic Adventure - Top Ten Water Adventures, #2 | Frommers' Swimming with Dolphins Picks #2 | Top Five Dates on Oahu #2 | Wild Dolphin Swim, Top Five Destinations Worldwide #2 | Swimming with Dolphins #3 of Hawaii's best liked things |Top 10things to do with Kids in Hawaii #4 | Honolulu, Hawaii, Top 5 Activities (Travel Channel)| Top 5 Hidden Treasures | Sunset Magazine "Best of the West"| 100 Best Ecological Tours | Forbes - World's Top Ten Snorkeling Spots | Disabled Woman Gets her Dream to Swim with Dolphins | Most exciting and fun thing to do on Oahu | Best of Oahu | Top Wildlife Adventures